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What is Body Dysmorphia and What are Some Symptoms to Look For?
More people are online than ever before – particularly using social media networks.
And believe it or not, many users base their own self-esteem and gauge their attractiveness off the feedback they get from their social media peers.
When they perceive themselves as less than acceptable, a condition called body dysmorphia can take control and have rapidly negative consequences.
Body dysmorphic disorder gives the victim an excessive desire to focus on their body appearance and image -- including repeatedly checking the mirror or grooming, as well as seeking the reassurance of others -- often for many hours each day. (Source: The Mayo Clinic)
Perceived flaws and repetitive behaviors cause the sufferer significant distress, and may impact his or her ability to function in daily life.
In other instances, victims may elect to have numerous cosmetic procedures in an effort to try and "fix" the perceived flaws.
Afterward, feelings of temporary satisfaction or a reduction in distress are often replaced by the same anxiety which leads to searching for other ways to fix the perceived flaw.
Intense body dysmorphia may lead to the following serious health conditions:
- Major depression or mood disorders;
- Suicidal ideations;
- Eating disorders;
- Anxiety and social anxiety disorders;
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder;
- Substance abuse; and,
- Other similar conditions
Social media use doesn’t cause the psychological condition of body dysmorphia, but it certainly can enhance the risk potential.
Reports and Studies Link Social Media Use By Teens To Serious Psychological Problems
A CNBC article cites a Wall Street Journal report that showed Facebook® documents show just how toxic Instagram® is for the mental health of teens–particularly teen girls.
According to the findings:
- The key elements of the social media image sharing platform that potentially do the most damage are essential to the channels makeup
- Of teens reporting suicidal thoughts, 13% of British users and 6% of American users linked the issue to Instagram®
- 32% of teen girls and 14% of boys confessed that Instagram® made them feel worse about their bodies
According to the U.S. News & World Reports, Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, has sounded the alarm and calls for action to combat the growing mental health crisis among youth made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research and data in the following categories demonstrates the need for swift action:
- Surgeon General Murthy’s advisement team cites early estimates that suggest more than 6,600 deaths by suicide occurred among the 10-24 age group in 2020
- An October 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report revealed the percentage of high school students seriously contemplating suicide increased from 13.8% in 2009 to 18.8% in 2019
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reveals that the percentage of adolescents aged 12-17 suffering a major depressive episode increased from an estimated 8% in 2010 to 15.7% in 2019
According to Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Montana, “Facebook® knows Instagram® is toxic for teens, but they don’t care.”
While Facebook and Instagram might not care about young teens, USA Justice Group does.
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